DB Corp Ltd
About us
D B Corp Ltd. is engaged in printing and publication of Newspaper in four languages across 14 states, in Radio Business with "My FM" Radio station in 7 states and 17 cities along with strong web presence in India. Only media house to enjoy leadership at multiple states, in multiple languages and with well diversified readership.'DainikBhaskar', the flagship Newspaper brand is established since 1958.
Our Coverage
49% of Indian urban Population resides in D B Corp Market across 14 states .Our Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar is present in 12 states with 40 editions. Our Gujarati Newspaper Divya Bhaskar is present in Gujarat and Maharashtra with 7 editions. Our Marathi Newspaper Divya Marathi is present in Maharashtra with 7 editions. We also have presence in English Daily through DB Post which is newly launched in 1 state with 1 edition and franchisee model of DNA is present in 2 states with 2 editions.
Consistency & Growth
  • 14 States
  • 40 editions of DainikBhaskar (Hindi Daily)
  • 7 editions of Divya Bhaskar (Gujarati Daily)
  • 7 editions of Divya Marathi (Marathi daily)
  • 1 edition of DB Post (English daily)
  • Only language paper in India having installed high techno quality KBA machines from Germany capable of printing 72 pages all color with 255000 copies per hour
  • 52 state of art printing plant spread across 14 states
  • 25 Premium editions in various state with full color capacity
  • Overall color printing capability of 85% across all plants
Dainik Bhaskar
  • More than 50 year old flagship Hindi newspaper of Dainik Bhaskar Group
  • Only Hindi newspaper to have clear leadership in all its major markets with well diversified readership across various states
  • Spread in 12 states with 40 editions and 170 district editions
Divya Bhaskar
  • Became No.1 from Day 1 of it's launch in June 2003, out placing more than 50 year old local Gujarati newspaper in Ahmedabad city and became a case study at IIM Ahmedabad
  • Largest circulated Gujarati newspaper (certified by ABC)
  • Present in Gujarat and Mumbai with 7 editions and 28 district editions
Divya Marathi
  • D B Corp Ltd has begun its journey in Maharashtra with the launch of Marathi language newspaper Divya Marathi newspaper in Amravati , Maharashtra on 11th August, 2013.
  • The newspaper has emerged as the most popular paper in the city from day 1 of its launch.
  • Present in 1 state with 7 editions , Aurangabad, Nashik, Jalgaon , Ahmednagar, Solapur, Akola and Amravati.
  • Launched in 2006, now present at 17 stations in 7 states
  • Strong Competitive advantage because of knowledge of consumers & advertisers due to presence of our newspapers in these markets
  • Radio business achieved EBIDTA margin of 45% in FY 2014-15. It has attained PAT of 66 mn with margin of 25%.
DB Digital
  • Aha Zindagi: Aha Zindagi is the new age family magazine on Positive Living , its content revolves around body, mind and soul.
  • Bal Bhaskar: Magazine is a hit amongst the kids
  • Lakshya: Career and Professional Grooming monthly
  • Young Bhaskar: Fortnightly 40 page issue packed with information and inspiration
TAJ Initiative
I Media Corp Ltd (IMCL), a subsidiary of DB Corp Ltd which is providing integrated and mobile interactive services, was appointed the exclusive media and marketing partners of the N7W (new 7 wonders of the world) campaign in India. IMCL maintains web portal in the name of Bhaskar.com, divyabhaskar.co.in, Indiainfo.com with almost 1.6 Mns pageviews daily.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Ramesh Chandra Agarwal, Chairman, DBCL received Rajiv Gandhi Award 2009 for Lifetime achievement in the field of Journalism.

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1) What is DB Corp's area of operations?

DB Corp Ltd. (DBCL), commenced its present business operations in 2005, today it is the largest Print Media group of India with Pan India Presence in 14 states, also in FM Radio with presence in 7 states with 17 stations and, in Digital Media with website in four languages, www.dainikbhaskar.com, www.divyabhaskar.com, www.divyamarathi.com & www.dailybhaskar.com. The Group has soared to the top of the print media industry in India with its flagship Hindi daily, Dainik Bhaskar (One of the largest read Newspaper), the Gujarati frontrunner, Divya Bhaskar and Marathi newspaper, Divya Marathi. These three along with Saurashtra Samachar have a combined average daily readership of 19.8 million readers (Source: IRS Qtr 4, 2012).

D B Corp Ltd. is one of the largest print media company in India, publishing 40 editions of Dainik Bhaskar Newspaper, 7 editions of Divya Bhaskar Newspaper, 7 editions of Divya Marathi Newspaper, 1 edition of DB Post Newspaper and 206 sub-editions in four languages (Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi and English) in 14 states in India.

While Dainik Bhaskar has a big presence in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Chandigarh, Haryana, New Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand & Jammu, Divya Bhaskar has its presence in Gujarat and Maharashtra and Divya Marathi has its presence in Maharashtra.

D B Corp Limited recently extended its presence to 14th state with launch of its 37th edition of Dainik Bhaskar newspaper (it's Hindi Daily) from Patna , Bihar on 19th January, 2014 . Beside, in last 2 Years DB Corp has launched 6 more editions from Nasik, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Solapur, Akola and Amravati of its Marathi newspaper Divya Marathi, increasing its strength to 7 editions in Maharashtra.
D B Corp Limited has further extended its presence in Bihar with the launch of 3 main editions namely Bhagalpur, Gaya and Muzzaffarpur along with 7 district editions namely Hajipur, Purnea, Biharsharif / Nalanda, Arrah, Chhapra, Samastipur and Darbhanga , thus spreading its complete presence in Bihar.
D B Corp Limited has launched a broadsheet in English language “DB Post” from Bhopal which is a compact, smart product catering to the youth and English readership.

2) What is DBCL's revenue and profits for recently concluded quarter ?

As per Indian GAAP (Rs Mn)
Q3 FY16 Total Revenue 5896
Q3 FY16 Net Profit 1068
Q3 FY15 Total Revenue 5574
Q3 FY15 Net profit 1051
FY 2014-15 Total Revenue 20353
FY2014-15 Net profit 3163

3) ) What is D B Corp Ltd. 6 year revenue and profit CAGR YTD March 15 (Annualized Basis)?

As per Indian GAAP
Advertisement Revenue 13%
Total Revenue 13%
Net Profit 37%

4) Does the company have debt in its Balance Sheet?

DB Corp Ltd. has Gross Secured Term Debt of Rs. 669 MN, Its Debt Equity ratio as on 31st December 2015 stands at 0.05, which means, almost debt free status for a growing concern, due to strong cash generation. The net Debt is Rs. (173) MN.

5) What is the credit rating of the company?

The credit rating of Company for Secured Long Term Debt is AA+ and for Short Term Debt is A1+, as awarded by Credit Analysis and Research Limited (CARE)

6) Number of states where DB Corp Ltd. is present along with number of Editions?

D B Corp Ltd. is present in 14 states with Pan India Presence, having 40 newspaper editions of Dainik Bhaskar, 07 newspaper editions of Divya Bhaskar, 07 newspaper editions of Divya Marathi, 01 newspaper edition of DB Post and 206 Sub-Editions.

7) What is the address of registered office of D B Corp Ltd.?

The registered office address of D B Corp Ltd. is as below

D B Corp Ltd.
Registered office:

Plot No. 280, Sarkhej Gandhinagar Highway,
Near YMCA Club, Makarba, Ahmedabad - 380051
Tel: +91 79 3988 8850; Fax: +91 79 3981 4001,
Website: www.bhaskarnet.com

8) In which stock exchanges are D B Corp Ltd. shares listed and what are the codes?

DB Corp Ltd. equity shares are listed on BSE and NSE in India. (NSE - DBCORP, BSE - 533151)

9) Where can I obtain information on D B Corp Ltd. financial results?

D B Corp Ltd. Quarterly and annual financial results can be accessed at www.bhaskarnet.com

10) Where can I obtain details on DB Corp Ltd. stockholders?

D B Corp Ltd. stockholder details are provided at www.bhaskarnet.com as well as from registrar details mentioned below

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Karvy Selenium Tower B,
Plot 31-32, Gachibowli Financial District,
Nanakramguda, Hyderabad - 500 032.
Tel: 040-67162222 Fax: 040- 23001153
Contact Person: Mr. U. S. Singh
SEBI Registration No.: INR 000000221




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